Best Practice Used Synthetic Oil Recovery in Australia

In the last decade or so, the use of synthetic oils in industrial lubricants has increased significantly. This is largely due to their improved thermal and oxidative stability, preferable viscosity-temperature characteristics, heat transfer and frictional properties, and higher flashpoint. Industrial synthetic oil lubricants are made from special base stocks with special additives and are a

By |2021-07-13T02:57:48+00:00July 13th, 2021|Architecture|

Flammable Liquid Recovery and How to Get Rid of Waste Petrol

As waste management specialists, one of the most frequently requested services is the safe disposal of waste petrol. In this article, we will explore the issues around getting rid of waste petrol, recommended best practices, and more. When Does Petrol Become Waste? Petrol becomes a waste product that should not be used if: It is

By |2021-06-17T06:34:41+00:00June 17th, 2021|Oil Waste Removal|

Plant-based Food Innovation Opportunities in Australia

Background Consumer food needs are evolving with protein now playing a bigger role in purchasing decisions (Glanbia Nutritionals, 2020).  While soy and dairy lead the global supply of protein fortification ingredients (refer figure 1), pea protein is gaining momentum with its strong appeal in certain applications as a non-GM and allergy free alternative to

By |2021-02-19T02:41:34+00:00December 17th, 2020|Architecture|

Incorporating Bentonite Into Animal Feed

Background GrainOut is a subsidiary of Benzoil that specialises in food and beverage by-products. Bentonite is a by-product from the edible oil manufacturing process and one of GrainOut’s products. It is predominantly used in animal feed as a pH buffer to neutralise the effect of lactic acid build up (acidosis) from cereal feed, however

By |2021-02-19T02:40:57+00:00July 29th, 2020|Architecture|

Whey Protein By-Product Value Generation

Background Whey is a by-product of the dairy industry with its main component being whey protein.  Benzoil’s GrainOut business unit specialises in the niche area of value added product creation.  GrainOut has identified alternate opportunities to reusing whey protein as a liquid animal feed in Australia. Whey is the liquid by-product remaining during cheese

By |2021-02-19T02:42:27+00:00April 13th, 2020|Architecture|

Food By-Product Removal

GrainOut, a niche business unit of Benzoil, specialises in food by-product removal and value added product generation. We work with food manufacturers to ensure that opportunities for effectively repurposing food by-product waste are realised.  Many opportunities exist for our food manufacturing clients to maximise value and sustainability of their by-product waste.  Food by-products have levels

By |2021-02-11T23:48:13+00:00January 29th, 2020|Architecture|

Top Of The Class – The K-Class Transformer Fluid

KNAN, KNAF, ONAN, ONAF – what do they mean?  Here’s how to unlock the cooling class code for liquid filled transformers. The ANSI/IEE Standard C57.12.00 defines a 4 character code to describe the cooling attributes of the transformer.  The first letter refers to the main cooling medium (i.e. in contact with the windings).  Decode as

By |2020-04-13T06:27:57+00:00February 8th, 2019|Architecture|

Oil For Any Transformer

Whether the insulating fluid be mineral oil, vegetable oil (esters) or synthetic, we can supply the product to match the need. Just as oils vary in design, transformers themselves are abundantly different – many with similar properties and some quite specialised and unique.  Here are some of the electrical transformers for which can supply dielectric

By |2019-12-11T13:40:43+00:00October 28th, 2018|Architecture|

5 Reasons Why You Are Paying More For Transformer Oil

Transformer oil pricing in the Australian market has been relatively stable for some years, but recently with oil prices more widely increasing so has pricing for transformer oil.  Factors that influence the price we pay for any oil product in Australia are the Australian currency, the barrel price for oil, market expectations, and supply and

By |2020-04-20T13:40:14+00:00September 28th, 2018|Architecture|

Purity And Chemistry of Transformer Oil

The quality or performance of electrical insulating oil is dictated by its chemical structure.  Chemical structure determines the consistency of its viscosity performance, it resistance to oxidation (longevity of performance) and its compatibility with other materials. In addition to chemistry, the purity (moisture content and impurities) of the oil also influences many of the oil

By |2018-10-16T03:49:55+00:00August 28th, 2018|Architecture|